Gardaí at the scene of the siege in the Deerpark housing estate in Tallaght, Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Eric Luke

A man has been remanded in custody in connection with a 14-hour stand-off with gardaí in Tallaght, Dublin during which a number of shots were fired. (...)

Dozens of anti-water charge campaigners have demonstrated outside the Criminal Courts of Justice over charges brought against people involved in a protest at Jobstown last year. Photograph: Dan Griffin

Dozens of anti-water charge campaigners have demonstrated outside the Criminal Courts of Justice over charges brought against people involved in a pro(...)

Joan Collins TD and Paul Murphy TD after they appeared in court in connection to water charges protests. Photograph: Courts

Anti Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy is to face a jury trial accused of false imprisonment of Tánaiste Joan Burton during the Jobstown anti water ch(...)

Water charges protesters on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of anti-water charges protesters gathered at a stage at the Spire on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Saturday, after setting off from(...)

Four premises were raided during related searches in Counties Wexford and Dublin.

A Wexford truck driver and a Dublin man are to face trial following a seizure of €1.5 million of heroin on Wednesday. Gardaí attached to the Drugs and(...)

‘Ireland’s failure to adequately challenge or respond to violence against women has come into serious national and international focus.’ Photograph: Getty Images

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has said “Violence against women takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families and on society as a who(...)

Senior judges in Belfast on Friday lifted an injunction on the PSNI taking possession of Winston “Winkie” Rea’s recorded account to Boston College researchers.

Police investigating murder and robbery are finally to get access to interviews a former loyalist prisoner gave to an American university project. Se(...)

A man in his 20s charged in connection with a firearm seizure in Co Leitrim will appear before the Special Criminal Court on Saturday.

A man in his 20s who was charged in connection with an investigation into the recovery of a firearm and suspected explosives will appear before the Sp(...)

The Midlands Prison in Portlaoise: one of Ireland’s most modern prisons, it  houses a number of killers who, while not convicted of any sex offences, had a sexual dimension to their crimes.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

After being given a life sentence at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Graham Dwyer was taken by van to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin’s north inner city. A(...)

Graham Dwyer looked down and seemed to wince as the court was told Elaine was ‘emotionally immature and very trusting of anyone who showed her kindness’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

“We can hear her voice in the texts, just wanting to be loved.” The line in Frank O’Hara’s victim impact statement, relating to the texts exchanged be(...)